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San José: Nighttime Food Culture Tour with Cocktail Class

1. San José: Nighttime Food Culture Tour with Cocktail Class

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city. Explore San Jose by Night, complete with local markets, cultural icons, and a tasty dinner with wine! Starting with the Central Market, which, is the only way to learn about the city’s food. Stroll the market with your local guide and get to know the secrets, uses of the roots, herbs, and fruit common in local cuisines, including ingredients that will play a role in your authentic Costa Rican dinner later. The locals say that you can get anything you need at the Central Market, even love potions for attracting a boyfriend or girlfriend. After the market, we’ll make our way down Central Avenue, learning about the city’s history and anecdotes, as well as visiting one of the most architecturally beautiful buildings in San Jose, the National Theatre. From there, our appreciation for San Jose’s historical architecture continues, with a walk through Morazán Park and we will visit Mr. Sloth Coffee Shop to make el "Morenito" one delicious coffee cocktail and try "Golden Rush" cocktail. We’ll continue to charm Barrio Amon, one the oldest neighborhoods we’ll be spending the rest of the evening at a favorite Farm to table concept private home dinning that specializes in wine and gourmet food like Caribbean pre-Hispanic food and drinks such as craft beers based on products such as corn and honey combined with ginger, basil, blackberry, watermelon, vanilla, cocoa and coffee and also in sangrias. This cozy establishment offers the best in Costa Rican cuisine a unique space that offers art, culture, history as well as fine dining.

San José by Night: Food & Culture Tour with Dinner

2. San José by Night: Food & Culture Tour with Dinner

Follow an expert local guide and explore San José at night on a small-group, food-themed walking tour. See important cultural sites and feast on a traditional dinner with wine or beer pairings. Get up close and personal with the nightlife in San José, starting with Morazán Park where we will learn post-colonial Costa Rican history. From there, the appreciation for San José’s historical architecture continues, with a walk by the Metallic Building, then on to Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House (now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Continue to the harming Barrio Escalante, one of the oldest residential areas neighborhoods in San José. Nowadays, Barrio Escalante has reinvented itself and is now home to many up-and-coming restaurants and at night is a favorite meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. The evening will end with a contemporary traditional meal with wine or beer tastings at a hip local restaurant that is very popular with locals and offers a sampler of traditional Costa Rican pub fare.

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Angel was a delightful guide. He wove sharing Costa Rican and San Jose histories, culture and ethnicities, with buildings and food. The market tours were charming and delightful. We tried many unique fruits at the markets. The highlight was at their “office” where we were treated to special treats: lunch of tamales. Then Angel (a trained chef) taught us to make empenadas, and his colleague Paul (a trained bartender) made us a smoky pineapple cocktail he created for Halloween! I thoroughly recommend this talented and fun tour group!

Malo went above and beyond with showing us around the city and giving us the background in amazing detail about landmarks. It was my favorite part of San Jose and I would recommend everyone to take this tour while in the city. Not only did he answer all of my questions and take us to a beautiful souvenir shop outside of the radar of most tourist, he was also amazing about learning about each of us, and adding things to thr tour that was specific to our interest.

Good group dynamic, learning about "sodas" was something totally new, enjoyed ice cream tasting, making drink shots, learning the history of different statues and just getting into a Costa Rican mindset versus other Latin American countries. Would highly recommend this experience to others -- the four hour tour is well worth the cost!

Great insight into San Jose, Daniel showed us shopping district and some yummy cocktails. Thoroughly recommend!!

very educational tour with knowledgeable guide. took us to places I would have never knew to go myself